The EDGE Executive Team
Meet the experienced executive team that will ensure your building is looking it’s best day in and day out.
Rick G. – President
Rick Gramhill, Owner/President of EDGE Building Services began his career in the janitorial industry in 1991 by taking a grass-roots approach in starting up Care-Takers Building Maintenance, Inc. Care-Takers went on to blaze a trail in quality and customer service that created a nearly unmatched formula for success. Rick made the difficult personal decision in 2005 to sell Care-Takers to a Minnesota based firm. He continued to lead the company until his resignation in late 2008.
In early 2013, Rick utilized his experience from inception-to-sale of Care-Takers to create his next business model now known as EDGE Building Services, Inc. Rick then began carefully selecting talent from both janitorial and non-janitorial industries thus building a diverse and multi-dimensional management team with a combined total of well over 75 years serving clients in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
In his spare time Rick enjoys spending time with his kids and playing hockey.
Gina R. – Executive Vice President
Gina Rouban, a partner and co-owner at EDGE Building Services, Inc., possesses over 15 years of industry expertise in B2B relationship marketing, sales, and customer service. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Gina is an ASU W.P. Carey Business Program/School of Global Management & Leadership graduate. Entering the commercial real estate industry within weeks of graduation, today Gina is regarded as an industry leader and an expert in her field with a broad skill set, including commercial cleaning operations, industry specific product and solutions knowledge, client experience optimization, contract compliance, sales management, business development, customer relationship support, and team management.
In her role as Executive Vice President at EDGE Building Services, Gina leads strategic planning, management, operations, and sales initiatives, ensuring contract compliance and client satisfaction. She diligently supports the EDGE operations and customer support team with the goal of continual excellence. Known for her problem-solving ability, she maintains daily interactions with her team and clients, relentlessly pursuing the goal of exceptional service delivery and subsequent success of EDGE employees, clients, and strategic business partners.
Beyond her core responsibilities as a partner, Gina is devoted to fostering industry partnerships, providing education in latest trends and proven methods, as well as mentorship to individuals new to the industry. She has always been passionate about the growth of Phoenix and is a firm believer in the importance of community engagement. Gina is a strong believer in the growth of the central corridor and the downtown Phoenix community. She is an advocate for local business and enjoys the eclectic nature of the city and the many businesses that call Phoenix home.
Javier D. – Vice President of Operations
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Javier moved to the States after being recruited by the Colorado Rockies where he played four years as their third baseman. He remained fond of the time he’d spent in Arizona so as his pro-sports career was coming to a close, he decided to put down roots in the Valley of the Sun. Once settled, he discovered a new passion – the janitorial industry.
Javier recognized early on that the goal of consistent, quality service could only be achieved by creating and implementing operational efficiencies that continually improve the overall client experience. He can often be heard using the phrase, “satisfaction is the enemy of perfection” – in other words, once satisfied with our performance, we no longer seek to perfect it. Javier credits his janitorial success to this personal philosophy and as a member of TeamEDGE since 2017, has continued to call on it to catapult the company’s Operations and Special Services to all new highs.
In his spare time, Javier enjoys spending time with his kids but can also be found on any one of the many beautiful golf courses Arizona has to offer…using his batting skills to perfect his golf swing.
Christina D. – Vice President of Human Resources
Christina graduated with a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. She relocated to Arizona in the fall of 2018 from the Washington D.C. area where she’d been living and working for 15 years. Having spent over 10 years in janitorial HR, she is incredibly skilled at turning the routine industry-specific challenge into an opportunity to create a better work environment.
EDGE was founded on the belief that the greatest asset of any organization is its people. It was this principle, coupled with Christina’s dedication to the overall employee experience, that made her the obvious choice for this pivotal role. Since coming on board in 2019, Christina has been instrumental in bringing focus to EDGE’s core values; implementing technology for increased productivity and efficiency; introducing tools to better engage the overall workforce; expanding communication with remote team members, as well as developing reporting to measure company effectiveness.
In her spare time Christina enjoys golfing (even on the hottest Arizona afternoons), running or training for a race, reading anything non-fiction and spending time with her three dogs: Beau, Talisker and Bella.
Erin B. – Senior Client Services Manager
When Erin signed on with EDGE in 2018, the wealth of experience acquired during her 10+ years working in the commercial property management field was just one of many Aces she had up her sleeve. A quick study, Erin was soon assigned her own accounts and working one-on-one with clients. During this period, not only did she impress her clients, she made is clear to EDGE management that her high-level customer care and communication skills could benefit the company on a much greater scale.
For many industry providers, Erin’s current role is not one they give much consideration to staffing. This is undoubtedly because for the candidate to be effective, they’re required to be incredibly detailed with superior organization, and time management skills. This is a rare combination and one that EDGE was fortunate to procure when Erin joined the team.
Because Erin truly loves what she does, her ability to service EDGE clients is unparalleled. Erin’s forte is providing custom reporting according to the needs of the client (yet another one of those Aces). To quote Theodore Roosevelt, “Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” From Erin’s perspective, she knew immediately that she’d found the right company when she found work worth doing.
Angelica W. - Client Services Manager
Angelica’s professional and personal credentials know no bounds…that’s what makes her the ideal Client Services Manager.
With a marketing degree from Grand Canyon University, Angelica honed her Public Relations and Business Development skills working with an eclectic mix of clients ranging from local small businesses to luxury/lifestyle clients along the West Coast. As a fellow service provider for the local commercial property management community, Angelica found herself working alongside EDGE, and as the saying goes…the rest is history.
When it comes to her personal goals, Angelica applies the same indominable work ethic. In 2015, her dedication and hard work was rewarded at the highest level when she was named Miss Arizona USA – a moment she will never forget. Angelica is our resident foodie – she enjoys trying new restaurants around the valley and has generously shared her experiences with her EDGE teammates. When she’s not doubling as a food-critic, her free time is spent with her husband and their puppy, Rex.
Catherine E. - Client Service Manager
The term “Unicorn” is often used by HR/Staffing to describe the idyllic candidate that possesses that seemingly unattainable combination of experience, skillset and personality/disposition required for specific roles. At EDGE, we just call her Catherine.
Early in her career, Catherine noticed the direct correlation between the client experience and the overall success of the client/provider relationship. After nearly a decade of providing client and consulting services in fast-paced environments such as the luxury hotel and event planning industries, she wanted to place more emphasis on this dynamic as it was what brought her the most enjoyment. A self-professed perfectionist, Catherine has a great eye for detail. This quality has made her an incredible asset to EDGE and the clients she supports.
Catherine also has the unique distinction of starting up a business from scratch. When most college seniors are focusing solely on what happens after graduation, Catherine was cutting her entrepreneurial teeth while working alongside her father, Sam, as they established their family frozen yogurt shop in Anthem, AZ - aptly named, Sam’s Frozen Yogurt. From space planning/design to the official store opening and daily operation, Catherine says without hesitation that this is her greatest accomplishment to date. And don’t even get her started on what she describes as the “unbelievably complicated frozen yogurt machine cleaning process”! Despite the ups and downs, Catherine was and continues to be deeply appreciative not only for the experience but for the memories she’ll cherish for a lifetime. Thanks to a loyal following and a community that truly supports local businesses, Sam’s is still going strong. Stop by if you’re ever in the area…and bring a friend!
Oscar P. – Director of Operations
Oscar officially began his career in janitorial after relocating to the United States from Guatemala where he’d recently graduated college with a degree in Accounting. Over the next four years, Oscar learned everything he could about the cleaning industry, which included carpet and floor care. His dedication, along with his years of college studies and computer classes soon paid off as he rapidly ascended the ranks of each organization he joined. Shortly after accepting the position of Area Manager for one of Arizona’s largest cleaning companies at the time, he was promoted to District Manager. Before he knew it, he was a Regional Manager in charge of a yearly revenue of over ten million dollars.
After joining EDGE in 2016, history soon repeated itself as his knowledge of the industry catapulted Oscar to the position of Director of Operations. With his assistance, EDGE also experienced a period of unprecedented growth; ultimately tripling in size. In his current role as Director of Operations overseeing night operations for the East Valley, Oscar enjoys working with the entire EDGE team on a daily basis. After 25+ years in janitorial, Oscar still greets each day with a positive, “can-do” attitude that is an inspiration to all.
Oscar’s interests and hobbies over the years have certainly run the gamut. Starting with his fascination for motorcycles at the age of fifteen. He loved riding so much that he even participated in motocross competitively. After limited success (and a few broken bones), Oscar opted for soccer instead, along with a few other sports. In the end, he concluded that computers were a better fit as a long-term hobby...not to mention, a heck of a lot safer.
Josh H. – Account Manager
Having amassed 20+ years in operations; twelve of which spent working for one of the largest retailers in the country, it was clear Josh’s skills and experience would be a perfect addition to EDGE’s management team. Born and raised in Arizona, Josh was especially drawn to EDGE’s commitment to maintaining a local presence here in the Valley.
From the moment he came on board in 2019, Josh worked tirelessly towards his goal of ensuring ongoing training and an emphasis on workplace safety are at the forefront while delivering consistent, high-quality service. No easy feat in the ever-changing world of janitorial; however, Josh admits his secret to achieving this goal is a simple one: create a positive environment by promoting open communication and inclusivity. This formula has allowed him to maintain continuous, high-level service by retaining existing team members and attracting new talent, thus cementing Days’ future growth and success.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys snowboarding, landscaping, gardening and frequenting museums (he actually aspires to having one day, visited every museum in the world). He’s also a military buff with an affinity for building military airplane models. His love of the outdoors was no doubt influenced by his upbringing on the same working cattle ranch his family owns/operates to this day. While it’s not difficult to see where he derived his work ethic, Josh attributes his overall philosophy to the iconic words of Winston Churchill: “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”.
Frank S. – Director of Operations – West
Frank’s first opportunity in janitorial was as a general cleaner for commercial offices in/around the Phoenix Metro area. Unbeknownst to him at time, he was embarking on a 30+ year career in the industry that would lead him to EDGE in 2019.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Frank decided to capitalize on his understanding of the business community and combine it with the knowledge and experience gained in his early years in janitorial to form his own commercial cleaning company. He made the most of his role as a small business owner by becoming well-versed in day-to-day operations while remaining current with the trends and technology shaping the industry. One of the many high points for his company was being awarded the contract for Arizona State University’s Athletic Department. As an Arizona native and life-long Sun Devils fan, Frank still looks back at that moment with a tremendous sense of pride. However, he’s quick to note that with every success there was the inevitable disappointment but that it was those perceived failures that resulted in the most valuable lessons and profound opportunities.
Frank continues to call Phoenix home where he spends as much of his downtime as possible outdoors - camping, riding quads, hiking and kayaking. He also enjoys coaching youth football and wrestling at the local high school.
Saul V. – Director of Special Services
In 2003, Saul’s career began when he accepted his first job selling pre-paid phone cards to Arizona retailers with a predominantly Hispanic clientele. He spent the next few years sharpening his customer service skills while working in a variety of industries, including janitorial.
In 2014, Saul was hired on with EDGE as a General Cleaner. Within a few months he was made Building Lead for a property managed by one of EDGE’s largest clients. This quickly led to Supervisory and Assistant Manager positions. In his current role, Saul manages the Special Services division of EDGE in which he ensures his team receives consistent training in safety awareness, as well as in the operation, care, maintenance and repair of the required equipment. His team’s projects range in scope from carpet and floor care, window cleaning and power washing, to construction clean-up. Saul understands the expectation, which is the reason he works night after night and one-on-one with his team as needed to ensure every job is performed with the highest quality standards in mind and results in 100% customer satisfaction.
Saul’s achievements continue to be an example to every EDGE employee on all levels throughout the company. His story is one that EDGE has been deeply honored to have played a role and strives to recreate in those team members that demonstrate strong leadership potential and an eagerness to grow their knowledge of the industry and acquire the skills necessary to succeed.
Heather O. – Director of Administration
Heather began her janitorial career in Client Services. Her strong communication skills, detailed approach and dedication to quality soon resulted in increased client retention, respect from her industry peers and ultimately, an opportunity to join TeamEDGE in 2013.
Flash forward to present day, Heather now uses her knowledge and experience to focus on back-office operations. As EDGE’s Director of Administration, a typical day entails reviewing/drafting and tracking of new and existing client contracts and special service agreements; IT/systems and platform support; HR compliance and coordinating fleet vehicle repair and maintenance, just to name a few. This wide variety of responsibilities involves interaction with team members of all levels and in all departments along with both current and prospective clients.
For Heather, the best part of being a member of the janitorial community all these years can be summarized in the classic U.S. Navy slogan… “It’s not just a Job, it’s an Adventure”.
Xochitl V.– HR Generalist
Upon joining EDGE in 2015, Xochitl observed that in general, the janitorial industry tends to underestimate the potential of those hired to perform the work that, more often than not, determines an organization’s success. Since then, she has worked diligently towards one of EDGE’s primary missions: to tap into each individual’s potential by developing and implementing programs geared to engage both staff and applicants alike.
In pursuit of this, Xochitl’s emphasis has been on training curriculum that focuses heavily on professional development and communication. In addition, she has been integral in redefining the process to source and recruit of the most qualified candidates. Despite her ever-growing list of responsibilities, Xochitl continues to be a tremendous resource for every level of staff. She is acutely aware that her role in keeping TeamEDGE happy and healthy requires aligning HR strategy with the company’s mission. Whether she’s rolling out policy at the corporate level or guiding employees through the maze of new technology, Xochitl is always on the lookout for new ways to increase her effectiveness and continually advance these goals.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Xochitl has witnessed the awe-inspiring metamorphosis of her hometown over the years and wouldn’t dream of living elsewhere. She relishes time spent with her husband and children but as the hostess-with-the-mostest, she’s often called upon to host extended family get-togethers. When she’s not party planning, Xochitl enjoys painting and exploring nature.
Tegan R. – Client Support
As one of EDGE’s numerous team members native to Arizona, Tegan hails from Tucson. Despite the obvious choice, she took a decidedly different path in attending college at Northern Arizona University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Media & Film.
After relocating to Phoenix, Tegan continued to build on her media expertise while expanding her already established customer service background. Since joining EDGE in 2020, she has been instrumental in creating company-specific video training content in multiple languages which is then delivered electronically to our field team members. This has allowed EDGE to avoid potential service interruptions while further enhancing training. Tegan has also been a key factor in affording Client Services and Sales additional time to conduct crucial site visits. This has proven invaluable in establishing and maintaining client relationships and quality service.
In her free time, Tegan enjoys photography, painting, staying up to date on editing techniques and spending time with her dog Huey, her loving Shar-Pei.